Much of our work in global health and community development focuses on mosquito-borne diseases as malaria, dengue and lymphatic filariasis. These three diseases in turn depend on the biology and behavior of three genera of mosquito, the Anopheles, Aedes and Culex. There are essential, distinct characteristics of these mosquitoes: where they breed, when and who they bite, how far they fly, how the parasite or virus develops in their body and how long they live – and the interactions among these parameters – that explain much of the distribution of these infections and the rationale of our control strategies. These “essentials” also provide a biological basis for communications and community engagement for the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases.
On Feb. 24, 2012, this webinar was presented by Dr. Michael Macdonald, a malaria advisor with the USAID Global Health Bureau and the President’s Malaria Initiative; he is also co-chair of the Roll Back Malaria Vector Control Working Group.
Watch the webinar here.